November 21, 2014

Partly cloudy

Woman accused of having sex with mentally disabled teen at request of boyfriend


Gerald Bodiford, 47


Sherrie Swingler, 35

ELYRIA – An Elyria woman is facing rape and sexual battery charges for allegedly having sexual relations with a mentally disabled 16-year-old boy.

Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will said Sherrie Swingler, 35, engaged in sex with the boy, who has a mental age between 5 and 8, at the request of 47-year-old Gerald Bodiford. Will said Bodiford saw the sexual relations between Swingler and the boy, which allegedly took place on June 7, as something of a coming-of-age rite of passage for the teen.

Bodiford, of Lorain, also faces rape and sexual battery charges.

  • Kim

    disgusting! what the hell is wrong with people nowadays?!

  • seanmacnair

    I would call these people pieces of crap, but I’ve actually flushed things better than them.

  • Latonia Jaram-Miranda

    I knew both of them so disgusting

    • Me

      Did the boy belong to either of them?

  • Nichole Lynn Seni

    keepin it classy…. sick f’s

  • Me

    Sick freaks! The scariest part…she probably enjoyed it!

  • Carrie Watson

    Since his developmental age isn’t very high, I hope they give her more time in prison. You know she’s gonna be labelled as a sexual predator, if she wasn’t already before this.

  • silkskin1960

    I would LOVE to know how it all came out? I would just love it if the kid told it himself….lol so much for thinking he doesnt understand EVERYTHING….

  • Larry Crnobrnja

    Lord knows we can be better people.